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Service-learning has new home in Inclusion and Community Engagement Center
(April 16, 2012) -- UTSA has a new home for service-learning in the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center. Jennifer Rames is now the associate director of service-learning, charged with designing and coordinating a comprehensive service-learning program across the university.
>> Faculty are invited to meet service-learning staff and talk with faculty involved in service-learning from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 16 in the Frio Street Building Multipurpose Room (1.402) at the Downtown Campus.
"The first task is to begin to gather information about all of the great service-learning work already being done by students and faculty in our community," said Rames. "From there, we will be reaching out to faculty and helping design projects that will support their curricular goals and meet community needs. Service-learning presents a great opportunity to engage students in experiential, active learning that will allow them to help solve real problems and make change in the community."
Rames began April 1 in the newly created position of associate director of service-learning. Previously, she coordinated UTSA volunteer programs including United to Serve and Alternative Spring Break, among others, and advised the sponsored student organization VOICES since July 2007.
She earned a M.S. in Higher Education Administration in Student Affairs from Texas A&M University and coordinated volunteer programs in the Department of Student Activities at TAMU before joining the UTSA staff.